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The Canadian War Museum is a renowned cultural institution that hosts a wide range of events each year. With its bold and modern architectural features, outstanding collections and world-class rental facilities, the Museum is certain to leave a positive and lasting impression of your special event.

Whether you are planning an intimate banquet, cocktail reception, conference, meeting or even a dream wedding, your guests are sure to enjoy an unforgettable experience. Options include the LeBreton Gallery — a large, open space featuring one of the world’s most extensive collections of military technology — and the multifunctional Barney Danson Theatre.

COVID-19: Safety Measures for Special Events

The Museum is happy to welcome you back for your next event!

To ensure a safe and memorable experience for all, we are implementing a number of safety measures for special events at the Museum.

If a guest is experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19 or is not feeling well, we ask that they please stay home.

Museum Access

Please be sure to follow directional signage and other temporary restrictions.


At the Canadian War Museum:

Masks inside the Museum are no longer required but are highly recommended. To keep staff and other visitors safe, please place your used disposable mask in a garbage receptacle or take it home with you when you leave the Museum.

At the Canadian Museum of History:

All visitors and guests ages 10 and up are required to wear a mask covering the nose, mouth and chin while inside the Museum. But we highly recommend that all visitors and guests ages 2 and up wear a mask. To keep our staff and other visitors safe, please place your used disposable mask in a garbage receptacle or take it home when you leave the Museum.

Physical Distancing

Guests are expected to respect physical distancing measures both inside the Museum and on the grounds. Signage has been added to remind guests to stay a safe distance — 2 metres (6 feet) — from those outside their social group.

We also ask that all guests observe the following protocols:

  • Cough or sneeze into your elbow, rather than into your hand.
  • Wash your hands and/or use hand sanitizer often.
  • Avoid any unnecessary touching of surfaces at the Museum.

Cleaning Protocols

We have significantly increased the frequency and extent of cleaning at the Museum. All surfaces — such as door handles, countertops, elevator buttons and handrails — are disinfected frequently throughout the day, and washroom cleaning is a priority.

Depending on the nature of the event, additional cleaning services may be required.

Gloves, Hand Sanitizer and Handwashing

Gloves are not required. We have increased the number of hand sanitizer dispensers, and designated washrooms are open for guests to wash their hands with soap and water.

Elevators and Escalators

Elevator buttons and handrails are cleaned frequently, but elevator access remains limited to one person or social group at a time. Escalators will be functioning, but physical distancing measures will apply.

Canadian Museum of History

Situated on the banks of the Ottawa River, across from Parliament Hill and five minutes from downtown Ottawa, the Museum offers you a selection of venues, each more dazzling than the last.

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